February 27, 2015

Rooftop Fall Protection – Staying Safe in the Winter Months

With the long winter ahead, it is important to keep roof safety at the forefront. Maintaining HVAC/RTU units, vents, flags, and security cameras, in addition to roof and skylight repair, can be especially difficult when the snow keeps falling.

While there is usually a focus on rooftop safety in the colder months, as slippery surfaces create higher risk, fall protection needs to be a focus year-round. Working at any height brings the risk of potential life-long injuries that can absolutely be avoided by taking extra time and having the right equipment.

Keep Your Workers Safe

As employees enter into these probably hazardous rooftop environments, it is essential for employers to have a roof safety system in place to avoid a potentially disastrous situation. There are so many options for rooftop fall protection that your workers should never need to be in a place of danger.


Home Safety Awareness

Roof safety isn’t just for workplaces but also for homes. Two common reasons householders will be up at heights; are clearing the leaves from your eavestroughs and putting up Christmas lights.

Slippery rooftops or ladders on snowy paths can be a huge risk, and many homeowners find themselves with an unplanned visit to the ER by just trying to complete a simple task.
Falls can be life-changing and can happen at any time of the year. For a homeowner, it is best to get a professional in to clean your eavestroughs, and there are companies who will install Christmas lights for you with rooftop fall protection equipment. Many roof installers offer this service because they have the equipment to safely install what you need.

W.S. Safety Fall Protection Systems

Specializing in rooftop fall protection, W.S. Safety Technology offers a variety of different options when it comes to fall protection systems for our clients. Being a Canadian distributor for BlueWater MFG and OSHA safety rail products, we have years of experience installing rooftop safety rail systems using BlueWater products to adapt to any rooftop environment.

Our list of rooftop fall protection product line offering includes:

  • SafetyRail 2000
  • SafetyRail 2000 Architectural Series
  • SafetyRail 2000FG Fiberglass Series
  • Safety Rail 2000 StealthRail.
  • SafetyRaill 2000 non-penetrating guardrail
  • PermaLine warning flags
  • Hatch Guarg roof hatch protection
  • Crossover walkways and platforms
  • Latchways Mansafe Constant Force Post anchors
  • AES Raptor anchor carts

collapsible guardrail non penetrating    Safety Rail 2000 FB Fibreglass Rail    standard skylight screen

W.S. Safety often recommends a combination of several different roof safety systems to fully protect your employees when on a rooftop. Meet with one of our knowledgeable project managers to discuss a customized engineered rooftop edge fall protection solution that will meet OSHA and local standards.

Contact us today for all your rooftop safety and fall protection equipment needs.

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